|MRR-the Viletones - Maximumrocknroll|
Greg Dick interviews Steve Leckie of the Viletones reflecting back on the early days of the band and the Toronto scene. This interview was conducted in October 2006 and was published in MRR a few months later.
Keywords: The Viletones; Greg Dick; MRR
|EXD-13-12-08-Viletones - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM, the Viletones|
The Viletones have their first show in six years coming up and singer Steve Leckie came in to tell us about the current line up, their songs and some other background and context to the Viletones.
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; the Viletones
|Pickering Punk 1 - Pickering Punk|
Ivan Judd of Swindled produced this punk zine. He was from Pickering and this issue came out in March 1978. Ivan was explaining to me that he bought a Gestetner machine and ran these off at home. The Gestetner machine was the same kind of machines that schools used to run off habdouts in class back in the day. The paper is similar to thermal paper used for fax machines. This issue was influenced by the Pig Paper and has some interesting pieces about Dole Q, the History of Punk, a discography, so...
Keywords: Pickering Punk; Dole Q; the Viletones; the Diodes; The Poles; the Dishes
|The Pig Paper #09 - Gary Pig Gold|
This issue of the Pig Paper came out in August 1978.
Keywords: Zine Archive; The Pig Paper; the Viletones; The Dishes; The Poles
|The Pig Paper #05 - Gary Pig Gold|
This issue of the Pig Paper which came out in August 1977.
Keywords: Zine Archive; The Pig Paper; Simply Saucer; the Saints; Teenage Head; Battered Wives; the Curse; The Viletones
|Shades 01 - George Higton|
Shades Magazine was one of the first regular punk magazines in Toronto and came out during the first wave of punk. This is the first issue which features a story in the Viletones in New York, the Diodes, the Vibrators, Teenage Head, the Boyfriends, the Concordes, the Ugly, the Scenics, the Dishes, and the Poles. It's a who's who of the Toronto punk scene
Keywords: -ZINE ARCHIVE; SHADES; THE VILETONES; THE DIODES; TEENAGE HEAD; THE UGLY; THE SCENICS; THE DISHES; THE POLES
|Studio 3 - Sids Kids - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM, Sid's Kids|
Sid's Kids are a punk band featuring Cleave Anderson on drums of the Screwed and Marcel laFleur and John Sutton on guitar and bass from Arson. This group is a bit of a session band set up to host a punk / new wave night and have involved quite a few players from Toronto's early waves of punk. the band does some covers like the Damned's "Born to Kill" and the Saints "(This) Perect Day". Covers by local artists include: - Zero singing Zro4's song known as "Poor Poor Girl", - Mickey Skin singing th...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Studio 3 session; Sid's Kids; The Damned; Zro4; the Curse; the Viletones; Zoom; the Basics; A Passing Fancy; the Existers
|EXD-13-02-24 - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM,|
This is the program for Sunday, February 24th, 2013. The show started out with a top 10 for punk releases in February. The show featuyred the test pressing of the new BadSkin release. There was a rtribute to the Viletones singer Steve Leckie. We featured a set of women in the contemporary punk scene. We featured the new posthumous Heratys single. And we featured a new band from Halifax called the Grumps in our demo feature...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Radio archive; Royal Red Brigade; Culture Shock; Bristles; Forward; Purity Control; Raxola; Bad Skin; The Viletones; Tyranna; Grumps
Downloads: 78 (1 review)
|EXD-14-02-09 - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM, VCR,|
This is Equalizing-X-Distort's broadcast for Sunday February 9th, 2014. This is a weekly hardcore punk program that airs on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto. This show features a live session recorded with a new Toronto punk band called VCR. The rest of the show follows mostly sets made up of recent re-issues and some new stuff and a demo feature by Texas's Iskallt Regn.
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; VCR; Iskallt Regn; Grown Ups; Steve Adamyk Band; the Viletones; Simply Saucer; Life Chain
|Shades-02 - George Higton|
This is the second issue of Shades Magazine from Toronto. The issue starts off with a news column called "Mythtakes". there is loads of New Wave coverage of bands like local bands like Drastic solutions and then more internationally like the Tubes and Elvis Costello, and nick Lowe. There is extensive coverage on the Toronto punk scene from an analysis of the Viletones to a four page spread on the Curse to briefs on the Existers and the B-Girls...
Keywords: -ZINE ARCHIVE; SHADES; DRASTIC SOLUTIONS; THE TUBES; THE VILETONES; ELVIS COSTELLO; NICK LOWE; MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS; THE CURSE; B-GIRLS; THE JAM; THE RUNAWAYS; THE CRIMINALS
|MRR-Last Pogo - Maximumrocknroll|
This interview with Colin Brunton was interviewed on our radio show initially. Colin Brunton was the filmaker who made the movie the Last Pogo. The Last Pogo captured the early Toronto punk scene as they were getting kicked out of their digs at the Horseshoe Tavern. Some of the bands featured in the interview are the Mods, the Scenics, the Ugly, the Viletones, the Secrets, and Teenage Head as they get the plugged pulled by the Fire Department...
Keywords: Zine Archive; Maximumrocknroll; Colin Brunton; the Last Pogo; the Horsehoe Tavern; the Garys; Johnny Lovesin; the Viletones; Teenage Head; the Forgetten Rebels; the Scenics
|The Pig Paper #10 - Gary Pig Gold|
Issue 10 came out in December 1978. the cover story is of the Dave Clark Five, Inside there are pieces on the Verbs, the Rich Kids, Television, the Modern Lovers, the Viletones, the Dishes, the Boston music scene, and the L.A. music scene. There are photos of the Diodes with the Clash, David Byrne, Dave Thomas, and the Secrets.
Keywords: Zine Archive; The Pig Paper; Toronto punk; the Verbs; the Dave Clark Five; the Viletones; the Rich kids; Television; the Modern Lovers; the Dishes; the Secrets
|EXD-14-03-23 - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM, Screamin Sam and the Problems|
Equalizing-X-Distort is a two hour hardcore punk show on every Sunday night on CIUT 89.5FM. Tonight's show we featured an interview and recording session with Screamin Sam and the problems a band that started out in the early 80's. We also featured lots of new material and a demo feature by a band from Calgary called Exotic Functions.
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Screamin Sam and the Problems; the Viletones; Knucklehead; SNFU; Pick Your Side; Exotic Functions
|The Pig Paper #07 - Gary Pig Gold|
This issue of the Pig Paper came out in December 1977.
Keywords: Zine Archive; the Pig Paper; Simply Saucer; the Diodes; Teenage Head; the Vibrators; the Poles; Iggy Pop; the Viletones; XTC; The Saints
|EXD-12-12-02-SidsKids - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM, Sid's Kids,|
Sid's Kids are a new punk band from here made up from Cleave Anderson of the Screwed, Marcel LaFleur and John Sutton of Arson. They have been playing this punk/new wave night at the Painted Lady and have been galvanizing members of the early punk scene here in Toronto through a series of theme nights. Tuesday night we recorded songs with a group of punk legends who sang their own songs with Sid's Kids and that group of people included Zero from Zro4, Mickey Skin from the Cursed, Fergus Hambledon...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Sid's Kids; Zro4; the Curse; Zoom; the Viletones; A Passing Fancy; the Basics; the Existers; Hassler; the Suicide Dates; No Mistake
Downloads: 84 (1 review)
|EXD-12-11-25 - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM|
This is the MP3 broadcast for Equalizing-X-Distort on November 25th, 2012. Tonight's show started out with a tribute to Motor Mike Anderson who passed away this past Thursday. Mike drummed in the Viletones, Arson, and the Secrets so that's who we started out the show. We featured some great material by new bands like the Reacharounds (from Missouri), Permaculture (from the UK), Wiggler and the Tiny Humans, No Mistake (from California), and Kromosom (from Australia)...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM, The Viletones, Arson, the Secrets, The Drunken Knights, Blue Demon, Dekoder, Facials, Sluts on 45, Swarm, Herd of Wasters, Mean Streets, Naughty Girls, Concrete Asylum, Chronic Submission, Young Lions, Microedge, Dead End, Farang
|EXD-13-10-20 - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM, Colin Brunton, Kire Paputts, The Last Pogo|
This is the sound file for Equalizing-X-Distort on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 which featured an interview with filmakers Colin Brunton and Kire Paputts about their new film "The last Pogo Jumps Again". The film is a documentary about the early Toronto punk scene and tells all the stories about the development of this early punk scene. What becomes clear in the film is that Toronto had a scene as active as London or New York and maybe even moreso it was just under reported...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Colin Brunton; Kire Paputts; the Last Pogo; The Garys; the Viletones; Teenage Head; the Curse; Forgotten Rebels; The Diodes; Demics; The Ugly
Downloads: 28 (1 review)
|EXD-11-04-17 - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM|
This is the MP3 file for the radio show this past Sunday. This was our fundraising show so we had lots of guests in which included Don Pyle, Tank (Dave Roberts), Zero from Zro4, Mickey Skin of the Curse, Rude and Marcel from Arson, Cleave Anderson, Pete Jones, the Blue Demon, Greg Benedetoo, Pete from Black Faxes.
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Punk; hardcore; The Lorrainas; Tyranna; the Curse; Zro4; Arson; the Viletones; Career Suicide; Teenage Head; Dream Dates; 999; Don Pyle; Knucklehead; Black Faxes; Total Trash; DOA
|Arson Interview - Equalizing-X-Distort, Arson, CIUT 89.5 FM|
This is an interview with the reformed Arson. Arson were a first wave punk band from Toronto that started out in 1977, played their first show in 1978, released an ep by '79 and had broken up by 1980. Recently they got back together and recorded a live set at CIUT. Some of this aired on the show but very little. The other files are archived on this site. Herre is an interview we did with the band. Stephen Perry did the interview...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; Arson; CIUT 89.5 FM; the Ugly; the Wads; the Demics; the New York Dolls; the Misfits; the Fits; No Pedestrian; the Viletones; the Demics; the Regulators; the Strand; Zro4; Tyranna; The Plasmatics; the Androids
Downloads: 69 (1 review)
|Schrik-02 - Schrik|
This is a Toronto zine pulled together by Deanna and came out in September 1981. The issue starts out with an editorial which explains why a local band named FATAL K.O. would move to Vancouver. Later there is a review section that hypes the "Vancouver Independence" compilation. There is also a great scene report disguised as a gossip column. There is an article that explains what fanzines are. There is a bio piece on a band from Edinburgh called Another Pretty Face and posthumous one on the Mods...
Keywords: Schrik; Fanzine; Toronto hardcore punk scene; Fatal K.O; Vancouver Independence; Another Pretty Face; the Mods; The Young Lions; L'Etranger; Stiff Little Fingers; the Viletones; Stuart Ross; Crad Kilodney
|Smash it Up 80-12 - Smash It Up, Nick Smash|
Smash It Up was a Toronto punk fanzine. This issue came out in December 1980. This issues starts out with a report about local bands by Randy Swagger, which included information on the Points, the Sharks, the Government, the Demics, Martha and the Muffins, the Civilians, Teenage Head, Blank Generation, the Spoons, the B-Girls, the Secrets, True Confessions, the Viletones, Tyranna, and the Bop Cats...
Keywords: Smash It Up; Toronto punk; Fanzine; the Points; the Sharks; the Government; the Demics; Martha and the Muffins; the Civilians; Teenage Head; Blank Generation; the Spoons; the B-Girls; the Secrets; True Confessions; the Viletones; Tyranna; the Bop Cats; the Slits; Martha and the Muffins; Ultravox; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Siouxsie and the Banshees; Bangkok; the Garys; Edge Records
|EXD-12-10-07-Sam Sutherland - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM, Sam Sutherland, Perfect Youth|
Sam Sutherland is a writer for Exclaim Magazine that initially started writing a book on Canadian punk in 2006 when he was studying journalism at Ryerson University. Since then he has travelled across the country tracing down the people who were around back in the late 70's to talk to him about this cultural explosion known as punk that took place in every major city across Canada. Sam connects the dots between punk and loads of major cultural developments in this country...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Sam Sutherland; Perfect Youth; Pointed Sticks; The Viletones; The Ugly; Young Canadians; Active Dog; Hot Nasties; Rock and Roll Bitches; Modern Minds; Tyranna; Popular Mechanix; Diefenbakers; The Curse; B-Girls; The Dishes; the Mods
Downloads: 98 (1 review)
|EXD-13-01-06 - Equalizing-X-Distort, CIUT 89.5FM,|
This show was inspired by a feature in a weekly entertainment magazine known as Now. This past week they did a feature on the Best 50 albums by Torontonians. They had a punk singles list which made very little sense given the enormity of the period and the nubre of bands that have put out great things so we did our own list based on Generations of punk. We started off with the punk scene and then we did the hardcore scene...
Keywords: Equalizing-X-Distort; CIUT 89.5FM; Fucked Up; the Mods; Crash Kills 5; The Diodes; The Existers; The Battered Wives; Tyranna; Arson; The Fits; The Ugly; The Viletones; Rocktopus; Phleg Camp; No Mind; Sudden Impact; Sons of Ishmael; Hype; Negative Gain; Chronic Submission; Young Lions; Direct Action; Youth Youth Youth; Kill City Butchers; Dirty Bird; Crisis of Faith; Hockey Teeth; Blundermen; Politikill Incorect; Suckerpunch; Marilyn's Vitamins; Armed and Hammered; Teen Cruc Combo; Reprobates; Hostage Life; Rah; Urban Blight; Hazardous Waste; Brutal Knights; Terminal State; the Fallout; Ruination; Career Suicide
Downloads: 114 (1 review)